Daimler Trucks will start series production of purely battery-powered heavy-duty truck Mercedes-Benz eActros, for distribution transport, in 2022. The eActros was unveiled in 2018 and has been tested intensively since then by customers in everyday transport operations. The range of the series-produced eActros will significantly exceed that of the prototype’s approximately 200 kilometres.
Findings from customer testing have flowed directly into the further development of the prototype into a series-production vehicle. So far, they have shown that the purely battery-powered eActros can handle sustainable heavy-duty distribution transport. It is in no way inferior to a conventional diesel truck in terms of performance.
The series-production eActros will improve on the prototype with regard to the range, drive power and safely. Plus, it will be on par with a conventional Actros in terms of payload.
As a new worldwide modular platform architecture, the ePowertrain will be the technological basis of all medium- and heavy-duty CO2-neutral, all-electric series-produced trucks from Daimler Trucks – whether powered purely by batteries or by hydrogen-based fuel cells.
The eActros will be launched as a two-axle and three-axle truck.
Daimler Trucks will embed the vehicle in a holistic ecosystem that includes consulting services for electric mobility, such as analysing routes, checking possible subsidies, supporting operational fleet integration and developing suitable charging-infrastructure solutions.